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Great fall rates! Dunes are open until late October.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath With Large Private Wooded Lot And Spacious Deck For Entertaining

Birch And Beach Is Our Second Vacation Rental In Floradale Association. Please Contact Us If You Are Looking For A Second Home For Other Family Or Friends.

Please Note We Rent Friday-friday Only

Email Us For A Quote.

We Have Also Added A Ski Boat Rental Option. Fully Equipped With Life Vests, Mp3 Radio, Ski Rope And Tube. Boat Rests On A Boat Lift Within The Flora Dale Private Beach And Dock Area. Please Email For Details.

Relax With The Family At This Silver Lake Retreat. A Pleasant Walk Brings You To Your Private Boat Dock And Silver Lake Access Complete With 400 Feet Of Sand And A Boat Launch. Closer To Home, Parasail Place's Location Within The Private Floradale Association Means You'll Also Have Access To A Heated Pool, Basketball And Tennis Courts, A Rec Room, Playground And More.

Birch And Beach Provides The Perfect Family Getaway. 4 Bedrooms And A Hide-a-bed Offer Sleeping For As Many As 12. Enjoy Dinner On The Grill And Dine Under Evergreen And Shade Trees At The Cottage's Picnic Table Or Inside. Two Dining Tables Accommodate Up To 10. When The Sun Goes Down, Enjoy An Evening Under The Stars Gathered Around The Cabin's Fire Pit.

It's An Easy Drive To Mac Woods Dune Rides, Silver Lake State Park, Craig's Cruisers, Little Point Sable Lighthouse, Miles Of Lake Michigan Beaches And Downtown Silver Lake. Or Take A Day Trip Shopping In Pentwater Or Exploring The Lake Michigan Resort Town Of Ludington.

Birch And Beach Offers Plenty Of Place To Park Your Sand And Water Toys. Access Your Own Private Boat Dock For A Day In The Sun On Sparkling Silver Lake. A Sturdy Seawall Separates The 400 Feet Of Sugar Sand From Silver Lake.

More Details

Owner
Ryan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Ryan

As a kid I spent many summers enjoying the dunes, lake Michigan's beaches, evenings at the Whippy Dip and roasting marshmallows over a glowing campfire. We would take day trips walking around Pentwater, Ludington and the small towns nearby.

Now as a parent i look forward to building new memories with my family at silver lake and we hope our place allows you to build lasting memories with your family.

Ryan purchased this house in 2015

Why Ryan chose Mears

This property is the perfect mix between a secluded quiet cottage and being close enough to walk into town, to Mac Woods or the Whippy Dip.

The private beach has soft sugar white sand that offers the best views of the dunes. Enjoy an evening by the water and cook hamburgers on the grill. A step over the short seawall provides great swimming in sandy Silver Lake. While it's not the best place to swim it does provide peace and quiet from the busy Lake Michigan beaches. We also have a boat slip for rent if you'd like to bring your own boat and enjoy tubing, skiing, or trips across the lake to the sandy beaches of Silver Lake.

The house is cared for by us and helped maintained by a local resident. We live in Grand Rapids so we are close by if you need us but we respect your privacy and trust you know how to enjoy yourselves responsibly.

The most important reason to rent Parasail Place is because we understand what you want in a vacation rental. We ourselves have rented a wide variety of places and have shared your frustrations of not having what you need to enjoy a week away from home. You should not have to worry 'am I forgetting something, do we have towels, what about linens and pillows, spices and utensils. I hope this place has what we need.' We have added everything we could think of, within reason, to add but if we forgot something that is necessary we would be happy to provide it.

Our intentions are for you to pack your bags not pack your house up.

What makes this house unique

Room for 2 families without breaking the budget.

Our house can actually accommodate the number of people it sleeps both for dining and relaxing.

The house was designed with kids in mind. We know you want to relax too and having the kids enjoy themselves makes your vacation much more pleasant. Besides the property amenities (pool, basketball, tennis, shuffle board, and the rec center) we added a PS3 and games, classic board games, there is a tree house in the backyard, woods nearby for exploring....and best yet, a separate living room for the adults to sit and talk while the kids play games or watch movies.

We also love this house because it has rights to the water and your own private 'marina' along with the private 400 ft beach. This house has the comforts of your home only miles away from the bustle of your city or town.

Map

Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Silver Lake
Car: necessary

There is everything from walking the beach to riding roller coasters within a 40 minute drive from our house. There is something to do for all age groups and great family activities.

Amenities

Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master-main floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2-main floor - 2 twin/ single , Built-in bunks
    Bedroom 3-upstairs loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 4 comfortably
    Bedroom 4-downstairs walkout - 1 queen , Walkout finished basement equipped with living room and bath
    Queen sleeper sofa in finished basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper great for kids outside of bedroom 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Great fall rates! Dunes are open until late October.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

Beautiful cabin, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Birch and Beach! The cabin is clean and has anything you would need for a great stay away from home. We loved the private yard and fire pit. The yard was big enough for the kids to play outside and the surrounding woods gave a private feel even though we were still located in the cottage association. The cabin was just a short walk to the pool and the beach. The town was also very close, which was convenient for finding things to eat or things to do (go carts, dune rides, mini golf). The owner was very quick to respond to questions/concerns during our stay as well. Made some great memories from a fun family vacation here :)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin and a gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time here. It's a beautiful cabin, wonderfully decorated in a beautiful, secluded location. And everything about the silver lake area is close and accessable.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Clean, well furnished unit but absolutely no WiFi!

  • 4 of 5

The hosts did a great job with furnishing their home; very homey with every cooking tool imaginable. The location was great, with plenty of parking for our boat and cars. Few complications, except for ZERO WiFi or cell reception on any of our phones (3 different phone carriers). Otherwise, we really enjoyed the fire pit in the back yard, as well as the outdoor seating on the deck. Very small kitchen for a house that holds 12, but nice bonus to have dining table for 8 people on indoor porch. We would recommend replacing the squeaky bed in basement, since it is so loud that it was difficult to sleep on! Also, thank you for the extra air conditioner in the loft bedroom and the best hot water showers! We'd come back here!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. I'm sorry you had problems with the wifi. The house has wifi and I have not heard of any issues until now. I wish you would have informed me so that we could have corrected it. We offer DirectTV and Frontier internet in both of our houses. Unfortunately, I have zero control over cellular coverage. You can set your phone to wifi calling and use your phone flawlessly in our house. My phones are set up this way and it works great. I'm surprised by your comments on the kitchen...it's a galley style kitchen with tons of storage and full size appliances. It's our primary house when we vacation so I use the kitchen a lot. Thank you for your feedback on the bed in the basement. I never sleep down there so I was unaware. We are updating a few beds this fall so I'll add that to the list. Thank you again for staying with us. We look forward to your return visit.
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time vacationing in this cottage. The house is specious and beautiful. We spent hours playing board games in the evening in the nice dining area, hours chilling on the beautiful deck and also by the fire pit. The owner was very responsive and took care of a couple of issues that we had very quickly. A couple of things that we were hoping would be better - Internet (it was in and out all the time, but we think the connection in that area is bad overall), and the size of the beaches. The lake Michigan access near by is not very specious. Still very beautiful though. We hope to be back next year. The beauty and coziness of the house, great accommodations, along with the responsiveness of the owner make it a great stay overall! Thank you, Ryan! Family from Ann Arbor

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful home and community!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved the home, association and surrounding area. We played tennis, pickle ball, ping pong and shuffle board every day. The home was well equipped and the owner was kind. We enjoyed the spacious porch and fire pit area as well as the private yard and private beach.

The air in the home was not even so those on the main floor were comfortable but the lower level was very cold. Bring extra blankets if you plan to use that area. The pillows on the main floor need to be replaced and the bedroom on the main floor needs a new mattress as two people roll towards the middle. There are no towels in either bathroom but they can be found in the closet on main floor.

Overall, we loved this property would recommend it and would rent it again. Silver lake area and Lake Michigan are amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I strive for 5 stars so I'm disappointed I let you down. This is the first complaint I've had on the pillows and bed. I stay her often so it's surprising to me. I'll be sure to evaluate it closer and replace everything that is necessary. I hope you have a great summer
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5

Perfectly located and set up for a big family!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are in a new season of life with our children starting to get married and have their own children. We had our first family get together last week! It was wonderful. The house was clean, there were pots and pans, lots of plates etc. for us to use. The house is located in a friendly neighborhood, but secluded as well. Not too far from the pool, clubhouse.Also close to the small town. We made many memories. Ryan was very easy to work with and answered questions quickly. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for entrusting us with your family vacation! It was a pleasure having you and hope to have you back next year.
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

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